here is another link to another page on Skeldale House Website that shows how to put bowls together also.
Here is a link to Skeldale House that shows how she puts all her FSL bowls & Doliy sets together.
She gives great directions that work for all bowls and doilies
Scroll down the page to see all the information.
very useful information. thank you
Thank you for the link and the advise.
Hi Louise, see you have been given som answers.
I sew mine up on the machine before I rinse it. This way is is soft and you and move it under the machine. Another tip, use the same cotton that you stitched the bowl with on top and in the bobbin, of your sewing machine.
After you have rinsed it out, shape it and let it stand to dry.
Best of luck
Thank you for the advise Yvonne.
I sew pieces together before I rinse. I (zig zag wide enough to catch both sides, but loosely, not a satin stitch look) sew one bottom edge to the middle,position the next one, go up the side to the top, turn the pieces and go back down to the middle,go across the bottom, and repeat all the way around. I used to to one piece at a time, but then there were all these ends!
Then I rinse under warm running water until it doesn't feel gummy anywhere. There is still enough wss in there to make it dry stiffly. I've already found some sort of tall jar-or crumpled foil- and put the bowl on it upside down, straighten anything that needs to be straight, and let it dry like that.
like your idea. makes sense.
Thanks for the advise Jo.
You may find you'll be able to use the machine to sew it all together if you sew the bottom edges of the sides onto the base first. Go slowly and you're sure to find it easier than you thought it would be.
Thanks for the advise.
I rinse mine under warm water just until all the film is gone. make sure to cut all the wss around the part, so you don't have that much to wash out. blot it on papertowels, lay it on waxed paper till dried. press flat then I use regular sewing machine and do a zig zag large enough to catch both pieces I would put all the sides together then attache sides to bottom with hand sewing or glue gun. just have to see what works for you.
Thank You for the advise.